Sunday, March 23, 2008

Etymological Eostre

Great mother goddess of the dawn in Anglo-Saxon times, not worshipped anymore by the 700s AD when good old (forgot about you!) Venerable Bede was a'scribin'. Also a fertility-type for the Teutonics.

Here are some other fun things with root languages:

Aphrodite from ancient Cyprus
Ashtoreth from ancient Israel
Astarté from ancient Greece
Demeter from Mycenae
Hathor from ancient Egypt
Ishtar from Assyria
Kali, from India
Ostara a Norse Goddess of fertility


It's no secret that the grand He is Risen holiday is timed to be the first Sunday after the first full moon of spring.

It's also well-known that the reason Christians eat ham on this holiday is so that in-laws can torture each other with asparagus casseroles.

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